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In Brisbane we collaborate across the community and services to respond swiftly to anyone impacted by a suicide loss. We provide support to individuals, families, and entire communities who are grieving regardless of how recent or long ago the death occurred.

In addition to our support services, we also deliver workshops and professional development to upskill our community in supporting one another as we believe that support after suicide is everyone’s business, not just one service’s role.

StandBy Brisbane also highlights lived experience voices by joining together on advocacy and community development activities.

Acting Coordinator Angela Campbell

24/7 Phone 1300 727 247

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Northern Queensland

StandBy Northern Queensland has services in Cairns, Townsville, Mackay and surrounding areas. The region stretches to the Cape and Torres Strait in the far north, to Richmond out west and Clermont and Dysart in the south.

StandBy Northern Queensland is delivered in partnership with UnitingCare Queensland, with offices in Cairns, Townsville and Mackay and a casual StandBy team residing throughout the region

Coordinator Tarah Westera

24/7 Phone 1300 727 247

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Central Qld, Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast

StandBy Central QLD, Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast (CQWBSC) is dedicated to supporting any person or community who has been bereaved or impacted by suicide irrespective of whether the suicide happened recently or long ago.  Support is free and can be organised quickly either face to face or through telephone support.

StandBy CQWBSC collaborates with communities to deliver tailored workshops and professional development with the aim of strengthening communities in supporting each other after a death by suicide.  Workshops are at no cost.

StandBy CQWBSC also collaborates in community development activities and events which help to raise awareness and champion the voice of lived experience. If you are interested in collaborating on a workshop or an event, please phone or email.

StandBy CQWBSC is contactable 24/7 to arrange face or face or telephone support.

StandBy CQWBSC assists:

  • individuals, families, friends, witnesses
  • schools, workplaces, community groups
  • first responders and services providers

Contact Janet Adena

24/7 Phone 1300 727 247

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Gold Coast

You are not alone.

Support and information for people bereaved by suicide.

24 Hour crisis support for StandBy – Gold Coast 1300 727 247

The StandBy Service stands by families, friends, and associates impacted by suicide, providing respect, understanding and support for their health and well-being.

Our service is available to you regardless of when your loss occurred.

Who we aim to help:

  • People bereaved by suicide including individuals, families, friends, associates, witnesses, communities, schools and workplaces.

The StandBy Coordinator can:

  • Talk with you over the phone
  • Sit with you, your family or friends at your place or somewhere else when it suits you
  • Help you decide what sort of help you would like for yourself, family or group
  • Explain how you can help your family or friends
  • Talk with you about what the Police and other organisations do after a suicide
  • Assist you to access other services

How much does StandBy cost?

StandBy is a free and confidential service.

About Social Futures

For over 40 years Social Futures has been a trusted not-for-profit personal welfare service provider, motivated by a vision of reducing the impact of social isolation and inequality in urban, regional and remote communities of Australia. Our purpose is to create positive social change through the delivery of personal welfare services working in partnership with individuals, families, communities, governments, and the broader sector. Find out more

Coordinator Jason McDonald

24/7 phone 1300 727 247

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Western Queensland

StandBy Western Qld is contactable 24/7 to arrange face or face or telephone support.

StandBy assists:

  • individuals, families, friends, witnesses
  • schools, workplaces, community groups
  • first responders and services providers

Coordinator Kelly Playford-Veal

24/7 Support 1300 727 247

Darling Downs West Moreton

More information coming soon...

Coordinator Natalie Bagdonas

24/7 Support 1300 727 247

StandBy acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live. Our staff recognise the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community and their continuing connection to land and water, and pay respect to their elders past, present and emerging.

Our organisation is a place where human rights are respected and people of diverse genders and sexual orientation are welcomed and supported.

If you or someone you know is in need of immediate support please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or 000.

StandBy – an initiative funded by the Australian Government.
Post Suicide Support – an initiative funded by the NSW Government
StandBy is a program of Youturn Limited.